Events calendar

Mar
10
Sun
Conservation Work Day – Bilberry Planting Muck-in Day @ Surprise View
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

DROP IN – NO BOOKING REQUIRED

Come prepared for some habitat conservation! We’ll be mucking in with our friends from the Eastern Moors Partnership to plant a thousand baby bilberry bushes on Hathersage Moor in the Burbage Valley to increase habitat for our scarce and iconic Bilberry bumblebee.

Meet at Surprise View car park at 10am.

Muck-in Days are an opportunity for everyone to get involved with volunteering. Suitable for all ages and abilities – students, couples, retirees and families – come along and give it a go. Please note there are no toilets onsite. Please ensure you dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy closed toe footwear. Parents/guardians remain responsible for children and young people (under 18) at all times.

https://www.visit-eastern-moors.org.uk/plan-your-visit/whats-on/muck-in-day-bilberry-planting/

Contact rhodri.green@bumblebeeconservation.org or call 07525 115724 for more details

Mar
20
Wed
Refresher’s ID and BeeWalk survey training
Mar 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Bumblebees are icons of the British summer, but they’re in trouble.  Bumblebees are declining across the country (we’ve already lost two species), and to better understand the reasons why, we need data – lots of data – on where we can find the remaining bees, how many there are and what they’re doing.

That’s where BeeWalk comes in.  BeeWalk is a national recording scheme run by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust to monitor the abundance of bumblebees on transects across the country.  These transects would be impossible without volunteers, who identify and count the bumblebees they see on a monthly walk along a set route from March to October.

This workshop will focus on a refresher ID session for the ‘Big 6’ common bumblebee species, and how to get started with becoming a BeeWalker.

Advance booking is essential using our online booking form.

Mar
21
Thu
Intermediate Bumblebee Identification Course @ Aberdeen, tbc
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

This intermediate level course with BBCT Science Manager Dr Richard Comont will cover the identification of all UK bumblebee species, including an in depth look at bumblebee ecology, lifecycle and conservation. Suitable for persons who can already identify the Big Six species or those who need a refresher. What will you need: a packed lunch. If you have a hand lens or ID guide then do bring them along.

Advance booking is essential using our online booking form.

Apr
7
Sun
Beginner’s bumblebee ID course
Apr 7 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Click here for more information about this course

Booking essential: please email nikki.gammans@bumblebeeconservation.org to book your space.

Apr
12
Fri
Meet the Bilberry bumblebee @ Edale Visitor Centre,
Apr 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Free event – no need to book on, just turn up.

With our friends from the Peak District National Park, we will be running fun family activities to discover all about the Peak District’s iconic Bilberry bumblebee – why she’s a secret superhero and what we can do to help look after her.

Please note: there is no parking available at the Visitor Centre, but a large pay and display car park is available at the entrance to the village – Edale Village Hall Car Park Edale, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 7ZL. Assistance dogs only.

https://peakdistrict.cinolla.com/ranger/courses/family-events-at-edale-visitor-centre—with-the-bumblebee-conservation-trust

Contact rhodri.green@bumblebeeconservation.org or call 07525 115724 for more details

Apr
14
Sun
Advanced Bumblebee ID course @ Phoenix House,
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Take a closer look at the anatomy and distinguishing features of bumblebees within this advanced identification course. This is an indoor event using microscopy to identify bumblebee caste and species. Come and join the team plus the brilliant Dr Richard Comont for a unique opportunity to take an in-depth look at one of the most iconic insects.

Booking essential please email mab@bumblebeeconservation.org to book your space.

Apr
20
Sat
Beginners Bumblebee ID Course
Apr 20 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Join us for a fun beginner’s course where we will cover the identification of our most common bumblebee species and introduce the ecology, lifecycle and conservation of these iconic creatures.

Booking essential please email mab@bumblebeeconservation.org to book your space.

Apr
25
Thu
Bumblebee Discovery Day @ National Trust Kedleston Hall,
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

No booking required. Normal admission applies.

Drop in and meet the Bumblebee Conservation Trust team to find out more about what species of bumblebee you might meet at Kedleston, and elsewhere in Derbyshire. Have a look at bees under the microscope, make seedballs and take part in a Bumblebee Safari at regular intervals throughout the day. Find out more about our wildflower beds in the Pleasure Grounds and what you can do to help bees in your own garden.

Suitable for children of all ages. Children should be supervised at all times. Dogs on leads welcome.

This is an outdoor activity, so dress for the weather.

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kedleston-hall/whats-on
Contact rhodri.green@bumblebeeconservation.org or call 07525 115724 for more details

Apr
27
Sat
Bumblebee Conservation Trust Volunteers Day @ Spring Bank Arts Centre,
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Come and find out how you can help make a difference for bumblebees in Derbyshire and the Peak District as a volunteer with our local project – from simple surveying and habitat management to helping out with events stalls and family activities, or working behind the scenes – there’s something for everyone.

A chance to meet the volunteer team and find out more about what’s involved in being a Bumblebee Conservation Trust volunteer – get hands-on with bumblebees, have a go at some of our activities and have a sneak-peek at our upcoming events.

Book online: https://goo.gl/forms/LKBIEqqLAVCAK8wj1

For further details, email rhodri.green@bumblebeeconservation.org or call 07525 115724

May
4
Sat
Beginners Bumblebee ID Course @ Arrow Riding Centre,
May 4 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Join us for a fun beginner’s course where we will cover the identification of our most common bumblebee species and introduce the ecology, lifecycle and conservation of these iconic creatures.

Booking essential please email mab@bumblebeeconservation.org to book your space.

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